It was not uncommon for 15th- and 16th-century European explorers in the New World to capture native peoples to serve as translators and guides.
The Camera Heritage Museum in Staunton will be featuring an exhibit on WWII photographic memorabilia starting on Pearl Harbor Day.
The University of Virginia is at the heart of a global network of academics, politicians and activists urgently working to stop the spread of religion-related violence.
GermanFest, which celebrates German Heritage in America, will be held on September 12th from 10am – 6pm at 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook, on the grounds of the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum.
Maps show location, but also mirror their times. The Augusta Historical Society will open an exhibit of maps September 5 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, maps from the early 17th century to the early 18th century that not only show our nation as it became a nation, but may have played a role in that transformation.
Five acres on the core of the Third Winchester battlefield are now forever protected. This includes the site where the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Union Gen. Philip Sheridan crossed Opequon Creek early on the morning of September 19, 1864.
On Thursday, July 9 at noon, Virginia Historical Society president emeritus Charles F. Bryan Jr. will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “The History Crisis in America: Myth and Reality” and will launch his new book,Imperfect Past: History in a New Light.
A free U.S. Military History Weekend is being held June 6-7 at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro. The event is open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Virginia Museum of Transportation announces return of Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam passenger locomotive
For nearly 20 years she’s sat silent, but on Saturday, May 30, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611™ Steam Passenger Locomotive, the most powerful steam passenger locomotive ever built, will triumphantly return to her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia under her own steam power.
A free symphony concert and Civil War-themed walking tour will be held at the State Capitol on Memorial Day, to mark the end of the statewide sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and emancipation.
The 160-year history of Staunton’s own Stonewall Brigade Band will be detailed through photographs and historical artifacts in an Augusta County Historical Society exhibit opening May 15 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art in Staunton.
Civil rights leader Gardner C. Taylor, a close friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died in March at the age of 96. His death is a poignant reminder to scholars working to preserve the stories of civil rights leaders that time is short.
Holocaust Remembrance will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a talk by a Holocaust survivor and the screening of a film set during World War II.
James I. Robertson Jr. – one of the nation’s most distinguished Civil War historians – will headline the eighth annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute on Saturday, March 21.
Beginning on Friday, the Scottsville Museum will commemorate Sheridan’s raid on the town of Scottsville, which took place in March 1865.
A noted former Smithsonian curator, aviation enthusiast and author will speak to his passion – Charles Lindbergh – Thursday, February 19, at the Smith Center in Staunton.
Spoiler alert: Selma, in theaters now, ends on a high note, with Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the State Capitol in Birmingham, Ala., marking the end of a campaign that pushed Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
James Madison overcame a slow start and completely shut down Drexel’s offense, allowing the third-lowest point total in program history in a 54-35 Wednesday night.
UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.
Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.
The Waynesboro Police Department announced Wednesday the acquisition of two K-9s to the Department’s force. This is the first time in the Department’s history that it has had two active K-9 teams.
24th District State Senate Republican nomination candidate Dan Moxley responded to the news today from Richmond that State Senator Walter Stosch is retiring from the Virginia General Assembly after 33 years.
Unusual odors have been strong indicators throughout history that something is not quite right. One year ago, the smell of licorice permeated the air in Elk River, West Virginia, alerting citizens to a chemical spill of coal-washing foam.
Following the program’s first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance and victory, Liberty has finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.
In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants for 2014.